A day after Armenia's second President Robert Kocharyan was released from pre-trial detention, PM Nikol Pashinyan called on the people of Armenia to block courthouses across the country in what turned out to be a bid to pressure judges to resign because of their alleged connections to the former regime and the people's mistrust towards the judiciary.
In the year following the Velvet Revolution, several high-profile corruption and abuse of power cases have been revealed. Lingering questions remain: Can the current judicial system properly deal with these cases? Over the last several months, EVN Report has spoken with experts, academics and lawmakers about different models, possible applications and tools of transitional justice.
Whether its a minor disruption due to a mechanical issue or a major blackout from conflict in the region, it is only a matter of time before another Internet outage hits Armenia. Policymakers should address this issue and consider a variety of policy options.